Originally Posted by Father_Brain
So the rumors are true and DC is even more desperate than I thought to get a Justice League film out in 2017/2018. Might as well cram the rest of the Justice League in there at this point, if they're already cramming at least three films' worth of character introduction and world-building into one.
Might as well have just made a fucking JLA movie instead of trying to ape Marvel for no good reason.
Originally Posted by Hot Coldman
Ehhh, it was more of an introduction than anything. They don't really in-depth with exposition like "this man fought in WW2", "this is a thunder god who lives in another realm and this is his brother with major daddy issues, here's how that all works", "here's why this man has a robot suit of armour" - they re-introduced their characters and their backgrounds with the kind of subtlety that only having 90+ minutes of prior screentime for each character allows. It was more recall. One of the biggest criticisms of the Avengers is how much it does assume you've watched the other films, actually.
That said, I don't think introducing WW here is an automatically unmountable obstacle, just a massive ballache, for the creator to get right and for the viewer if it's handled wrong. It all leads back in the astonishing lack of confidence Goyer and Snyder inspire in most of us.
Well, yeah. I'm not saying they did a full featurette on each one, but to say the movie didn't explain them at all would false. It gave the crib notes version, and for most people - because as already noted, there are quite a few people who saw the Avengers before they saw they others - that was enough. Because really, these characters are not that deep that not knowing every nitty gritty detail of who they are is going to stand in the way of you enjoying seeing them punch stuff.